Friday, November 21, 2008

Sharing Pictures and a Link

So much for my posting every day, eh? Ha, ha! Well, perhaps I'll start on Monday (said Scarlett).

In the meantime, my camera is home, sweet, home and I took a few snaps yesterday of our science co-op. We are studying the human body this year. We were talking about muscles yesterday, but last month bones and teeth were on the agenda and I'd forgotten the Plaster of Paris for teeth casting. So, no, they aren't getting mouths washed out with soap, but are biting into modeling clay covered with plastic wrap to make a cast.






It was a good time and the casts turned out pretty nicely!

Well, I was going to share a funny video with you that I found on YouTube, but I can't seem to figure out how to get it over here. :( Advice would be welcome! :)

So, instead, go see something beautiful at the Green Kitchen blog. The first two posts there are utterly charming!

I'm off to seek out a recipe for vegan pumpkin and pecan pie!

4 comments:

Patty said...

I really did think it was soap when I saw the pictures at first.
What a fun thing to do though.

Anonymous said...

Vegan pumpkin pie:
1 pkg silken tofu (blend till smooth before adding the rest (not low fat)
1 can pureed pumpkin, creamed tog. with 3/4 c. sugar
Add 1/2 tsp each salt and ginger, 1/4 tsp cloves, and 1 tsp cinnamon.

That's it! Bake at 425 for 15 min, then lower heat to 350 for 40 min more.

This is exactly Libby's recipe, with tofu instead of milk and eggs, and is nearly indistinguishable from regular pumpkin pie. I've actually served it to my family, who loved my old pumpkin pie, and no one noticed!

For crust, I use 1c whole wheat flour with 1 Tbs sugar, 1/8 tsp salt, 1/4 c canola oil and 2 Tbs ice water. You can't roll this, but just put it in the pie plate and pat it into place. It isn't as pretty as a fluted edge, but it tastes just fine. And no Crisco.

Carol

P.S. I read your blog regularly, and am often inspired by it. You are a kindred spirit, and I wish you lived close enough to be a friend!

Hilty Sprouts! said...

Those pictures are funny! I did think it was soap before I actually read your post! I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blog and I have given you a little bloggy award over on my blog!

Mrs. Pivec said...

Carol, thank you so much for the recipe and the kind words! I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving and eat some yummy pumpkin pie!!

Hilty Sprouts, thank you so much for the award! That was so very sweet. :)

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